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post #11 of 20
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I would always go for screws that sit flat on the surface, and silver always look good on black as long as you keep all of them in the same colour. I would go with something like these if you are going to use tehm on a backplate http://www.westfieldfasteners.co.uk/A2_ScrewBolt_SHCap_M3.html. I used some similar ones to fit the backplate on my 7950, and personally I think they look great.

ive thought of allen screws but then thought to use pozi or star/cross ahped heads instead for ease to the user
post #12 of 20
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ive thought of allen screws but then thought to use pozi or star/cross ahped heads instead for ease to the user

i had to the same decision to make when i red modded my 290. i went with the buttom head allen key type screws in black. i wasnt worried about it being flush but they were only 3mm screws so they didnt stick out alot at all.
post #13 of 20
is this an EK backplate? Contact Manufac. to get replacement ones that are meant to go there.
post #14 of 20
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Originally Posted by richie_2010 View Post

sorry im on my phone. the top peice the screws that have a head like that over here are called button heads, and i can only find them in silver.
the others i can get in black but as the pic shows they dont sit flush.
i want the top screws for looks but in black but since i cant find them ive got a decision of either or.

A fine and an ultrafine Sharpie felt pens will do an excellent job of coloring the screw heads black. I've done many times.

Another option is to countersink the holes in the backplate so the flathead screws will set flush with the surface. All you need is a drill motor and a countersink bit. Just cut away a little bit at a time, trying the screw in the hole after each cut, until it sets flush with the surface. A black Sharpie can be used to color the bare metal that will show at the edge of the hole before installing the screw.
Edited by Lady Fitzgerald - 4/2/14 at 11:35am
     
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ive thought of allen screws but then thought to use pozi or star/cross ahped heads instead for ease to the user

I see, I just assumed everyone had tools to screw allen head screws by now. Anyways, I stand by my point that any screw that sits flat on the surface of the plate would be far better then ones that don't sit flush (don't kill me if I didn't use that term correctly). Whether or not they are button heads or they have a socket head really doesn't matter, as long as all the screws on the backplate are the same (even the ones fitted to the cooler) they will all look good. Also as I said silver on black doesn't look bad, I'll send you a pic with the screws that I have while mounted on my backplate (I think I have some black ones laying around to for reference) if you want to see how they look while applied to the plate.
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post #16 of 20
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That is a perfect option for it.
I did see some button head sockets if I cant get them ill have to get the pozi or star/× shaped
post #17 of 20
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is this an EK backplate? Contact Manufac. to get replacement ones that are meant to go there.

hi buddy. there back plates i have had done myself that will support a fan for "the mod".
im looking for the best option of screws
post #18 of 20
frozen cpu look under EK products, then look under replacement hardware.. they ahve tons of standoffs of different heights and screws!! just what u need!
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post #20 of 20
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thanks for your help guys,
i have a dwood plate from my old 6950and the holes are m3 which are the same size im gdoing mine and i have some m2 screws
i put them in and tightened it down and there is a 1mm height from the top screw so im going go with black m2 countersunk screws
they look nice and will give a good look
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